Apple Watch Series 2 is a bit thicker and heavier than the original Apple Watch

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 8, 2016

Although they look just about the same on the outside, the new Apple Watch Series 2 is built just a little bit thicker and heavier than the Apple Watch Series 1 and the original Apple Watch.

The findings might be a deal-breaker for some people who already thought the original Apple Watch was too thick to begin with. After all, many were hoping Apple would thin out the footprint of the next-generation Apple Watch, rather than make it thicker. Read More

 

Poll: Will you buy the Apple Watch Series 2?

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 8, 2016

Apple unveiled the Apple Watch Series 2 at yesterday’s keynote event alongside the iPhone 7 lineup with improvements to speed and capability, and also bumped up the specs of the original Apple Watch all while re-branding it the Apple Watch Series 1.

But is the second-generation Apple Watch everything you were hoping for? Let us know in this poll whether or not you’ll be ordering one. Read More

 

Poll: Which iPhone 7 configuration will you buy?

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 8, 2016

There are two new iPhones in Apple’s iPhone lineup: the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus. Both are power-houses, but each has its differences. With that in mind, we’re curious about what iPhone configuration you’re planning to buy. Read More

 

Hands-on with Apple Watch Series 2, iPhone 7 and AirPods

By Cody Lee on Sep 7, 2016

Following its big iPhone 7 event this morning, Apple gave journalists the opportunity to go hands-on with some of the new products it announced today including the iPhone 7, Apple Watch Series 2, and AirPods. And as usual, we’ve rounded up some videos of these first impressions so you can get a better look at the new hardware. Read More

 

Watch the product videos from today’s iPhone 7 event

By Cody Lee on Sep 7, 2016

Apple has posted the product videos shown during today’s iPhone 7 event to its YouTube channel. Included in the spots are clips showing off the Apple Watch Series 2, the iPhone 7, and the all-new, wireless, in-ear headphones it’s calling “AirPods.”

Of course if you missed the keynote this morning, we recommend watching a replay of it in its entirety, or at the very least check out this humorous highlight reel. But for folks who just want to get to the meat of the event, these videos will do the trick. Read More

 

macOS Sierra will release to the public on September 20th

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 7, 2016

Today’s Apple event was very busy for the iPhone and for the Apple Watch, but one thing that kind of flew under the radar was the Mac. At the keynote, Apple made it clear that macOS Sierra would be released to the public on September 20th. Read More

 

You can now watch a replay of today’s iPhone 7 event

By Cody Lee on Sep 7, 2016

Folks who missed today’s iPhone 7 and Apple Watch 2 event, or would just like to watch it again, will be happy to hear that Apple has posted the full video online for your streaming pleasure. Obviously you can read everything you need to know about today’s event right here on iDB, but if you have the time, the video is worth watching. Read More

 

Apple’s Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter is only $9

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 7, 2016

One of the things that sets the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus apart from the rest of the iPhone lineup is the exclusion of the 3.5mm headphone jack. Apple is now requiring headphones to either go wireless or utilize the Lightning port. Read More

 

Apple updates select iPad models with new pricing, storage options

By Cody Lee on Sep 7, 2016

Despite not mentioning the iPad once during today’s iPhone 7 event, Apple has issued some minor updates to select models in its tablet line. For starters, all standard iPads have had their base storage option doubled from 16GB to 32GB.

This change brings the iPad family inline with Apple’s just-announced iPhone 7 storage options, and it applies to the iPad mini 2, iPad mini 4, and the iPad Air 2. The nice thing is that all of these models will stay at their current prices. Read More

 

iPhone 7 is the most battery-efficient iPhone ever made

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 7, 2016

Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have an all-new A10 Fusion SoC and will run the upcoming iOS 10 firmware; together, this spells incredible gas mileage in terms of battery life. Read More

 

iOS 10 and watchOS 3 will be released on September 13

By Cody Lee on Sep 7, 2016

Apple on Wednesday announced that iOS 10 and watchOS 3 will be released on September 13. This means that the two updates, which have been in beta testing since mid-June, will be available for download to the public.

Both versions of software were introduced during WWDC this summer, and each includes new features and improvements. watchOS 3 is supported by all Apple Watch models, and iOS 10 will work on iPhone 5 and newer devices. Read More

 

At the heart of iPhone 7 is a high-power and efficient A10 Fusion chip

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 7, 2016

Apple’s new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are each powered by a powerful A10 Fusion system on a chip that is not only faster than any iPhone ever made, but also significantly more power efficient. Read More

 

New iPhone price & availability: iPhone 7 starts at $649, iPhone 7 Plus $769, pre-orders Sept. 9, available Sept. 16

By Cody Lee on Sep 7, 2016

The just-announced iPhone 7 will become available for pre-order on September 9, and start shipping September 16. The pricing for the smaller iPhone 7 starts at $649, as usual, but the iPhone 7 Plus gets a tad more expensive with a starting price of $769.

As rumored, both handsets will be available in 5 colors: Rose gold, Gold, Silver, Black and a new high gloss stainless finish called Jet Black. They will also come in new storage configurations: 32GB is the new entry level, 128GB,  and 256GB for the high tier. Read More

 

Courage, space, and vision: why Apple removed the headphone jack in iPhone 7

By Cody Lee on Sep 7, 2016

On Wednesday, Apple confirmed that the rumors are true: there is no headphone jack in the iPhone 7. Apple is including a new pair of EarPods in the box with the handset, as well as an adapter for connecting the headphones to the legacy 3.5mm port, and it also announced new wireless earbuds called AirPods.

Apple SVP Phil Schiller explains the move: “The reason to move on: courage. The courage to move on and do something new that betters all of us.” Schiller says removing headphone jack will free up space, which is growing ever-limited with new components, and Apple’s ultimate vision for mobile audio is “wireless.”

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iPhone 7 Plus features dual 12MP rear cameras with 2x optical zoom

By Cody Lee on Sep 7, 2016

As rumored, the iPhone 7 Plus features a significantly better camera system than that of the iPhone 7. It comes with dual 12MP rear cameras, with a wide-angle and telephoto lens, that make the handset capable of taking noticeably better photos.

With the two 12MP cameras, the iPhone 7 Plus is capable of 2x optical zoom and 10x software zoom. This means that you’ll be able to get closer to your subject than ever before. You’ll see a new button overlay on screen that says 1x, which you can tap to jump to 2x.

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iPhone 7 has a completely new camera with upgraded specs and features

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 7, 2016

Apple has unveiled the all-new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus at Wednesday’s keynote event and one of the biggest new features of the redesigned device is the updated rear-facing camera. Read More

 

Apple Watch Series 2 starts at $369, available Sept. 16, pre-orders Sept. 9

By Cody Lee on Sep 7, 2016

Folks anxious to purchase the new Apple Watch Series 2 will be happy to know that we now have pricing and availability information. The wearable will start at $369, and be available for purchase on September 16. Pre-orders will be available starting September 9.

Apple has also announced that it will be keeping the first generation Apple Watch around, as it does with its iPhone and iPad lines. The original Apple Watch will get a speed bump, thanks to a new dual core processor, and have a lower entry-level price of $269. Read More

 

New ceramic Apple Watch Edition starts at $1,249

By Cody Lee on Sep 7, 2016

Apple on Wednesday announced the new Apple Watch Series 2, the second generation of its popular smartwatch. In addition to waterproofing, built-in GPS and other new features, the Series 2 is also going to be available in a brand new material: ceramic. Read More

 

Apple unveils Apple Watch Series 2: swimproof, faster CPU/GPU, built-in GPS, brighter screen, more

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 7, 2016

Tim Cook announced at the September 7th keynote that the Apple Watch is currently the #1 selling smartwatch in the world and ranks as the #2 watch brand in the world, right behind Rolex.

But all products can’t stay the same forever, and Apple is moving forward with an all-new Apple Watch Series 2. Read More

 

Tim Cook kicks off iPhone 7 event with Apple Music, App Store updates

By Cody Lee on Sep 7, 2016

Following a hilarious intro video with musician Pharrell and Late Late Show host James Corden, Tim Cook kicked off today’s iPhone 7 event with a barrage of stats and updates. As usual, we’ve rounded up some of the more interesting points for you below. Read More

 
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